Ten Gables Cottage

Ten Gables Cottage
Ten Gables Cottage

Thursday, January 6, 2011


Today I want to dedicate my blog to my aunt, Bobbie Sue Worley Hickey who passed from this life early this morning.

Her death is the last of the children of Robert and Sarah Worley, my grandparents, so that generation is now having a grand reunion in Heaven at the beginning of God's rainbow. Her daughter, my first cousin, and I are close and I realize daily how important it is to keep in touch with family. There are only a few left in the generation following Aunt Bobbie, my mother and the other brothers and sisters.

Bobbie Sue was a very special aunt and the last time I spoke to her, she said that she loved me. Isn't it important to tell those you love that you do love them? That will be one thing I will always remember about her.

She visited me and my mother in Florida a few years ago and I remember how she laughed at my little grandson, who was playing explorer and walking with big, careful steps.

Some of my most cherished recipes came from her, as she was a great cook, just like all the Worley girls! In fact, I made her delicious veggie casserole Christmas.

I remember our many family get-togethers in Kentucky when Bobbie Sue and the younger sister, Biddie, would bring dishes to share at our holiday meals. We always drew names at Christmas and exchanged gifts.

I went to Walgreen's this morning to buy a card for my cousin and saw this beautiful holly in the parking lot! Yes, I broke off a piece, perhaps keeping someones car from getting scraped. At least I will rationalize my behavior that way. The holly made me think of Kentucky, where Bobbie still lived. I have never seen so many berries on a small tree before!

This photo is of my Mother's Desert Rose plant beside her cottage, which I now use as a guest cottage/office. I remember Bobbie Sue admiring it a few years ago when she was visiting. I am afraid, though, that the cold has almost killed it and do hope it will come back when it warms up again.

All these beautiful flowers are not as beautiful as a cherished person and I will always remember Bobbie, my mother, the other 4 siblings and my dear grandparents!

And here is my Christmas cactus again; look how full of bloom it is! Let us take time to really enjoy life and the beauty of nature.

1 comment:

  1. So sorry to hear of your Aunt Bobbie's passing. I will keep all of you in my prayers.